Torche Streaming Now: Set to play Chop Suey July 3

Torche Streaming Now: Set to play Chop Suey July 3

Heavy rock titans Torche make their Relapse debut with the thunderous Restarter, a ten song triumph of an album.  Torche rose to popularity merging huge infectious melodies with down-tuned, crushing sludgy rock and on Restarter they’ve perfected the marriage.  This is a record that is simultaneously hummable and heavy that will just as easily appeal to fans of Dinosaur Jr. and Sonic Youth as it will Melvins and High On Fire-heads.  But what truly sets Torche apart from their peers is their ability to use top-notch songwriting and soaring, harmonic vocals to create records that are heavier and louder and hookier than anyone else out there.

Like what you hear here? Well we have got some good news for you! Torche is set to invade Seattle on July 3rd at Chop Suey.

Torche is a band consisting of four dudes playing the loudest and heaviest hard rock on the planet. Formed by vocalist / guitarist Steve Brooks in 2004 after the dissolution of cult, sludge / stoner metal pioneers Floor, the group introduced the world to a refreshingly unique version of rock n’ roll.  Originally from Miami, Florida, but now peppered across the country, Torche has spent the last 10 years shattering ears and captivating crowds with their infectiously original heavy rock complete with soaring, harmonic vocals.

Over the course of ten years, the band has released three critically acclaimed full-lengths and a series of EPs / splits with such revered labels as Hydra Head, Robotic Empire, Volcom and Amensian.  Their 2008 breakthrough Meanderthal was described by Pitchfork as “an absolutely killer rock record” and the #1 album of the year by Decibel Magazine.  2012’s follow up, Harmonicraftwas called “a true game-changer” by the BBC and “a pure fountain of instant gratification” by Spin.

Praised by critics and fans alike, the band is known even more for their tremendous live show and have toured the world relentlessly with a diverse pool of acts including Clutch, Mogwai, Hot Water Music, The Sword, Isis and many more.  In early 2014 the band signed with renowned label Relapse Records and self-recorded their fourth full-length record:  Restarter.  Containing what the band describes as some of their “heaviest songs to date,” the record was mixed by Converge’s Kurt Ballou and is once again a masterful combination of top-notch songwriting and soaring, harmonic vocals.  Torche is here to prove that they are heavier, louder and more hum-able than anyone else.

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Christian is the founder and Editor of Rock Paper Rock as well as a freelance concert and event photographer serving the Pacific Northwest and Beyond. He is a certified member of the PPA and Gold Level member of the CPS. He has recently began working with Mental Itch Records and has launched his own Photography website.


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